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Tony Snow's Graduation Speech

White House Spokesman Tony Snow was the graduation speaker here over the weekend at Catholic University. Thanks to Rich Weil for sending this along.

"First," says Snow, "Live boldly. Live a whole life. I have five tips for pulling this off and – let me warn you — they’ve all been road tested." His tips:

  • Number one, think.
  • Second recommendation: Go off-road.
  • Third: Commit.
  • Next, get out.
  • Finally, love.
  • In closing, Snow says, "And finally this: Wherever you are and whatever you do, never forget at this moment, and every moment forward, you have a precious blessing. You’ve got the breath of life. No matter how lousy things may seem, you’ve got the breath of life. And while God doesn’t promise tomorrow, he does promise eternity."

    The context here is important. It is by now well-known that Snow is battling a recurrence of cancer, a battle he won a few years ago and is now fighting anew. He is a smart and courageous guy, one of the most decent people in Washington.

    Here's a link to his full commencement address, a good read for graduates and citizens everywhere.


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    very good!

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